Mixing and Reaction without Stirred Tanks: Part 1

Originally delivered Apr 26, 2017
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Are you working with mixing and reaction processes in stirred tanks? It may be time to switch to pipelines.    

This is the first part of a two-part webinar series. Click here to register for Part 2. 

This two-part webinar series examines how to achieve in pipelines several mixing and reaction processes that typically are performed in stirred tanks. You’ll discover that there are many advantages to converting processes from batch to continuous, including lower cost and footprint. You’ll also learn to recognize mixing situations where in-line mixing with or without mixers would be of benefit. In addition, this webinar addresses how to estimate typical designs and the cost in pressure drop to achieve the process results you expect. In Part 1, we will emphasize process application involving viscous materials and laminar flows and turbulent blending both two phase and with reactions and heat transfer. In Part 2, we will emphasize turbulent mixing with applications to the water and waste water applications where there is strong difference in physical properties.

Take a look at your agenda:

  • Using simple pipes and motionless mixers
  • Devices that allow in-line blending in laminar and turbulent flows
  • How to make liquid dispersion for rapid plug flow mass transfer
  • The costs and limitations of this process intensification technology

Arthur Etchells

Arthur W. Etchells is a world recognized authority in the field of fluid flow and mixing for the process industries. He is a chemical engineer with BS and MS from University of Pennsylvania and doctorate from University of Delaware. 

For thirty nine years he worked for the DuPont Company and for thirty years as an internal consultant for the many diverse DuPont businesses in the field of fluid flow with emphasis on mixing and slurry transport. He has achieved the highest technical level of DuPont Fellow and the highest technical award, the Lavoisier Medal.

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Thomas Simpson

Tom Simpson is a Chemical Engineering Consultant who has worked at DuPont for over 20 years. He has worked in a variety of R&D, manufacturing, and equipment design positions over the years and has worked as a Consultant designing heat transfer and mixing equipment at DuPont for the last 15 years allowing him to work on a wide variety of mixing and heat transfer problems. 

He is an Executive Council Member of the North American Mixing Forum of AIChE and a co-author of the Update to Mixing in Pipelines chapter of the book Advances in Industrial Mixing.  He has worked as an adjunct...Read more

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